Elizabeth was raised in Phoenix, got her bachelor's degree at Arizona State and her JD from the University of Arizona. She has been practicing law for more than 30 years. 26 of those years have been spent practicing in the family law arena.
After Liz and her daughter fostered a pregnant dog in 2019, Liz restrained herself and only kept two foster failure dogs, not 5. Oliver and Gus are just over 2 years old and enjoy their daily walks.
Meeting and knowing her clients and interacting with the judges is the best part of practicing law in Liz's opinion. It's the personal connection that makes the law interesting, how the law applies to each person's circumstances.
Liz always strives for the best outcome for her clients but thinks her clients hire her because of her ability to put them at ease. She handles the case the way her client wants it handled. If a case calls for more aggressive litigation, she does that. It is hard to oppose a spouse in these important money and family issues. This person who has been your partner in the business of marriage, is no longer your partner, instead they have become your adversary. Liz understands this conflict and asserts herself so that she is the client's ultimate advocate. When a client has already resolved their differences with their spouse, Liz honors those instructions and does not complicate matters or create conflict where none exists.
Areas of Practice
- Legal Separation
- Child Custody
- Child Support
- Parenting Time
- In loco parentis
- Arizona, 1990
- U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1990
- University of Arizona College of Law, Tucson, Arizona
- J.D. - 1990
- Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona
- B.S., Bachelor of Science - 1987
Professional Associations and Memberships
- State Bar of Arizona
- State Bar of Arizona, Family Law Section
Pro Bono Activities
- Judge pro tempore Superior Court Maricopa County 2016-2018 and 2020